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by Handy (Jam) Organization
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eye 78,297
favorite 45
comment 11
Dinah Shore promotes the new Chevrolets and sings "See the U.S.A. in your new Chevrolet."
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 11 reviews )
Topic: Automobiles: Advertising
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by Coronet Instructional Films
movies
eye 77,542
favorite 75
comment 20
Jim, an emotionally immature teen, learns to evaluate his personality and to better work out his problems.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 20 reviews )
Topics: Social guidance, Psychology, Teenagers
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by Various
movies
eye 77,196
favorite 73
comment 6
Collection of TV commercials significant to the history and development of TV as an advertising medium.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: Advertising: Television commercials, Consumerism, Advertising: History
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by Fairbanks (Jerry) Productions
movies
eye 75,905
favorite 162
comment 31
Delightful musical made to promote color telephones as a decorator accessory in the home.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 31 reviews )
Topics: Communication: Telephone, Consumerism, Houses and homes
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by U.S. Federal Civil Defense Administration
movies
eye 75,591
favorite 77
comment 17
Eerie nuclear tests on houses and dummies at the Nevada Test Site.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 17 reviews )
Topic: Atomic-nuclear: Weapons
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by Coronet Instructional Films
movies
eye 75,389
favorite 105
comment 19
Two teenagers, wishing to marry early, visit their minister for advice and receive counseling, some of it quite pragmatic, the rest a little strange.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 19 reviews )
Topics: Social guidance, Marriage, Gender roles
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movies
eye 75,257
favorite 39
comment 13
Footage of the Tacoma Narrows bridge wobbling and eventually, collapsing. from Stillman Fires Collection.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 13 reviews )
Topic: need keyword
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by Vision Associates
movies
eye 74,755
favorite 160
comment 20
Loving tribute to America's favorite stimulant.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 20 reviews )
Topic: Coffee
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movies
eye 73,935
favorite 52
comment 2
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
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by Various
movies
eye 73,047
favorite 107
comment 15
Collection of TV commercials significant to the history and development of TV as an advertising medium.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 15 reviews )
Topics: Advertising: Television commercials, Consumerism, Advertising: History
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by Universal-International Newsreel
movies
eye 72,870
favorite 109
comment 10
Texas: Knife-thrower Louella Gallagher throws knives at her daughters Connie Ann, 5, and Colleena Sue, 2-1/2, missing them skillfully as the knives enter a board. Newsreel story.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews )
Topics: Newsreels, Mothers, Surrealism
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by Davidson (Carson)
movies
eye 70,871
favorite 74
comment 14
Impressionistic picture of the Third Avenue Elevated Railway in Manhattan, New York City, before it was demolished.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 14 reviews )
Topic: New York City
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by On Film, Inc.
movies
eye 69,357
favorite 131
comment 9
Remarkable, surreal industrial film promoting "Atarax," a tranquilizer, and asserting how "ataraxic medicines" can help us all to achieve the relaxed state we long for. Created by Coni Johnston, Mel London, Joseph Cole, Bert Spielvogel, Tracy Ward (a pseudonym for Virginia Bell) and by Rune Hagman, Delores Phox, Jeanne Sharp, Dick Brophy, M. Opelle, Herb Hagens.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews )
Topics: Psychology, Pharmaceutical industry, Medicine: Psychiatry
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movies
eye 68,718
favorite 54
comment 9
Footage of World Trade Center from a work print
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews )
Topic: need keyword
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies
eye 68,361
favorite 29
comment 6
Shows new herbicides incorporating 2-4-D.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: Herbicides, Chemical industry, Agriculture: Herbicides and pesticides
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by U.S. Office of War Information, Bureau of Motion Pictures
movies
eye 68,349
favorite 58
comment 9
Stridently anti-Japanese film that attempts to convey an understanding of Japanese life and philosophy so that the U.S. may more readily defeat its enemy. Depicts the Japanese as "primitive, murderous and fanatical." With many images of 1930s and 1940s Japan, and a portentious and highly negative narration by Joseph C. Grew, former U.S. ambassador to Japan.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews )
Topics: World War II: Japan, Propaganda
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movies
eye 67,436
favorite 59
comment 26
Warns housewives about the effects of cleaning clothes with Gasoline.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 26 reviews )
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by Marshall (Mel)
movies
eye 66,982
favorite 154
comment 14
Dark vision of drug use and its effect on American youth.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 14 reviews )
Topics: Substance abuse: Drugs, Youth culture, Social issues: 1960s
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movies
eye 66,741
favorite 54
comment 7
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
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by Kahlenberg
movies
eye 66,561
favorite 98
comment 12
The comfort and delight of transatlantic air travel at the beginning of the jet age.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 12 reviews )
Topics: Airline industry, Transportation: Air, Tourism
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies
eye 66,126
favorite 51
comment 9
Building the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews )
Topics: Infrastructure: Bridges, San Francisco: Infrastructure, Occupations: Ironworkers
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movies
eye 64,742
favorite 56
comment 3
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
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by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
movies
eye 63,830
favorite 80
comment 7
Traces the course of alcohol through the body; shows the effects of alcohol on the brain; dramatizes the case of a problem drinker, including treatment.
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Topic: Substance abuse: Alcohol
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by Unknown
movies
eye 63,284
favorite 52
comment 6
Tongue-in-cheek horror movie trailer.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: Motion pictures: Trailers, Animation
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by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
movies
eye 62,987
favorite 12
comment 6
New Deal-era promo for the NRA (National Recovery Administration).
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: New Deal: NRA, Durante, Jimmy
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by Sutherland (John) Productions, Inc.
movies
eye 62,589
favorite 110
comment 10
Corporate Cold War-era cartoon linking Bill of Rights to free-enterprise ideology.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews )
Topics: Cold War, Capitalism, Animation: Advertising
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by Various
movies
eye 62,490
favorite 108
comment 10
Collection of TV commercials significant to the history and development of TV as an advertising medium.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews )
Topics: Advertising: Television commercials, Consumerism, Advertising: History
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by Holmes (Burton) Films, Inc.
movies
eye 61,611
favorite 25
comment 3
Woodworking in mills, construction and cabinetmaking.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topic: Occupations: Woodworking
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movies
eye 61,544
favorite 9
comment 4
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
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by Bosse (Karl Kurt)
movies
eye 61,475
favorite 304
comment 3
Beautifully animated explication of human eye and eyesight.
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Topics: Perception: Vision, Animation
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by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
movies
eye 61,449
favorite 46
comment 2
Writing, editing and mass production of books.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topic: Communication: Books
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by Holmes (Burton) Films, Inc.
movies
eye 61,216
favorite 62
comment 12
Shows the work of different library personnel.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 12 reviews )
Topic: Occupations: Librarians
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movies
eye 60,425
favorite 34
comment 7
Folgers Coffee TV Commercial
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topic: need keyword
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by MPO Television Films, Inc.
movies
eye 60,364
favorite 225
comment 22
General Motors 1961 Motorama film presenting new cars, appliances and futuristic ideas at their most banal.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 22 reviews )
Topics: Futurism, Automobiles: Advertising, Houses and homes: Kitchens
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movies
eye 60,016
favorite 31
comment 10
Folgers Coffee TV Commercial
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews )
Topic: need keyword
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by University of Oklahoma
movies
eye 59,911
favorite 102
comment 11
A University of Oklahoma Production. Produced for the Oklahoma State Department of Health in cooperation with the State of Oklahoma Department of Mental Health. Distributed by International Film Bureau. Director: Layton Mabrey. Scriptwriter: Dwight V. Swain. Coordinator: Jim Bragg. Photographer: Wayne Rock. G.F. Mathews, M.D., Commissioner, State Department of Health. Charles F. Obermann, M.D., Director, Department of Mental Health. Psychiatric Consultants: Charles A. Smith, M.D., A.A. Hellams,...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 11 reviews )
Topic: need keyword
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by Thompson Ramo Wooldridge, Inc.
movies
eye 59,219
favorite 70
comment 4
Simon Ramo's concept of "polymorphic" computing is laid out in stop-motion animation, accompanied by acoustic guitar. The film anticipates parallel, distributed processing and the architecture of ARPANET and the Internet.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: computing history, information technology, networks, networking, Internet, Simon Ramo,...
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies
eye 58,750
favorite 51
comment 6
Animated character "Tommy Telephone" produces a telephone by assembling 433 separate parts.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: Animation: Stop-motion, Communication: Telephone, Animation: Advertising
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movies
eye 58,714
favorite 67
comment 15
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 15 reviews )
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by Telamerica, Inc.
movies
eye 58,573
favorite 85
comment 13
How two women trick a husband into buying a new kitchen.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 13 reviews )
Topics: Consumerism, Gender roles
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies
eye 58,472
favorite 180
comment 2
The definitive Populuxe film on 1950s automotive, industrial, interior and architectural design.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Design, Automobiles: Design and manufacturing, Futurism
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by Bosse (Karl Kurt)
movies
eye 58,429
favorite 78
comment 3
Structure and function of the human hearing system, with excellent animation.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Perception: Sound, Animation
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movies
eye 58,212
favorite 32
comment 15
The "I Like Ike" animated television commercial, produced by Roy Disney and Citizens for Eisenhower-Nixon.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 15 reviews )
Topics: Political campaigns and elections, Eisenhower, Dwight David, Presidents
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by Various
movies
eye 58,013
favorite 63
comment 8
Collection of TV commercials significant to the history and development of TV as an advertising medium.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Topics: Advertising: Television commercials, Consumerism, Advertising: History
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by U.S. War Relocation Authority
movies
eye 57,917
favorite 53
comment 8
Government-produced film attempting to defend the massive internment of Japanese Americans in concentration camps during World War II.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Topic: World War II: Japanese Americans: Internment
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movies
eye 57,861
favorite 100
comment 7
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome. (partially on 4156_HM_Medicus_collection_New_York_Worlds_Fair_1939-40_Reel_6)
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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by Stoney Associates
movies
eye 57,839
favorite 72
comment 21
Fascinating documentary made to train police officers in the assistance and management of mentally ill and confused persons, produced in New Orleans by eminent filmmaker George C. Stoney using real New Orleans police officers as actors. A little-known ethnographic classic that is strongly rooted in the place where it was made.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 21 reviews )
Topics: Psychiatry, Police, Ethnography: U.S.: South
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies
eye 57,546
favorite 97
comment 4
The definitive Populuxe film on 1950s automotive, industrial, interior and architectural design.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Design, Automobiles: Design and manufacturing, Futurism
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by McGraw-Hill Films
movies
eye 57,443
favorite 37
comment 8
Good and bad methods of disciplining inappropriate classsroom behavior.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Topics: Social guidance, Society: Education
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by Centron Productions
movies
eye 57,422
favorite 129
comment 15
Cindy, a tomboy unsure of her social status, dreams of a party where her fairy godmother gives her etiquette lessons, and wakes up to receive her very own invitation. Filmed in Lawrence, Kansas.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 15 reviews )
Topics: Gender roles, Social guidance: Etiquette, Recreation
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by Coronet Instructional Films
movies
eye 57,280
favorite 77
comment 17
Phil (Dick York), new in his high school, follows his father's suggestion and observes the most popular students to determine what makes them popular. By offering to help others he becomes popular himself and sheds his shyness.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 17 reviews )
Topics: Social guidance, Teenagers
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movies
eye 56,833
favorite 19
comment 6
AMC Jeep Commercial
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topic: need keyword
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by Knickerbocker Productions
movies
eye 55,952
favorite 112
comment 40
"Goofus and Gallant"-style film on the misadventures of a teenage girl who is a victim of her own bad habits, with a harrowing and patronizing narration.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 40 reviews )
Topics: Social guidance, Gender roles, Psychology
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by Coronet Instructional Films
movies
eye 55,386
favorite 102
comment 14
A high school senior learns how and where to ask a girl for a date, where to take her for a good time, and how to avoid spending too much money or being bored by commercialized amusements. Director: Ted Peshak. Cameraman: Dale Sharkey. Writers: George Tychsen, Bradford. Editor: Dick Kirschner. Narrator: George Stone.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 14 reviews )
Topics: Social guidance, Dating, Teenagers
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movies
eye 55,264
favorite 39
comment 8
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
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by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, Inc.
movies
eye 55,079
favorite 141
comment 14
Classic "slippery slope" narrative of post-World War II stoned slackerdom.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 14 reviews )
Topic: Substance abuse: Drugs
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by Fairbanks (Jerry) Productions
movies
eye 54,766
favorite 82
comment 23
How 1960s activism "threatens" American moral, religious and ethical principles.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 23 reviews )
Topics: Cold War, Social issues: 1960s
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by Presented by James S. Perkins in collaboration with Dr. Lillian M. Gilbreth & Dr. Ralph M. Barnes
movies
eye 54,693
favorite 19
comment 7
Essentially a summary of work analysis films which were taken by Frank B. Gilbreth between 1910 and 1924 showing a number of industrial operations from which the motion study technique was developed.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topic: need keyword
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by U.S. Department of Defense, Office of Civil Defense
movies
eye 54,585
favorite 91
comment 9
Optimistic vision of fallout and civil defense countermeasures.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews )
Topic: Atomic-nuclear: Civil defense
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movies
eye 54,283
favorite 120
comment 18
Promotional film for Westinghouse refrigerator line featuring a system of sticker-like decorations enabling purchasers to style their appliances as they choose. Vague hippie-type flower-power graphics; scenes of mod-dressed middle-class conventional people
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 18 reviews )
Topic: need keyword
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by U.S. Office of War Information
movies
eye 53,768
favorite 47
comment 3
Portrayal of the steps that led up to Pearl Harbor and total mobilization of World War II.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topic: World War II: General
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by Edison (Thomas A.)
movies
eye 53,738
favorite 45
comment 11
Cleaning up downtown San Francisco after the conflagration.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 11 reviews )
Topics: Earthquakes: San Francisco, 1906, San Francisco: Disasters
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by Various
movies
eye 53,107
favorite 71
comment 6
Collection of TV commercials significant to the history and development of TV as an advertising medium.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: Advertising: Television commercials, Consumerism, Advertising: History
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by Teleview Productions (Emerson Yorke Studios)
movies
eye 53,055
favorite 35
comment 3
Promotes the social and economic benefits of commonwealth status for Puerto Rico.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Puerto Rico, Caribbean region
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movies
eye 52,769
favorite 62
comment 7
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topic: soundie
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by U.S. Navy
movies
eye 52,246
favorite 43
comment 8
Cold War-era anti-Chinese propaganda film featuring footage of revolutionary activities and combat, 1921-64.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Topics: Cold War, China, Communism
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movies
eye 52,064
favorite 42
comment 3
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
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by Dudley Pictures Corporation
movies
eye 51,810
favorite 40
comment 4
Railroads and how they keep the U.S. economy rolling.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topic: Transportation: Railroad
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies
eye 51,809
favorite 9
comment 3
How radio equipment helped to win World War II.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Communication: Radio, World War II: Radio
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by Unknown
movies
eye 51,591
favorite 74
comment 29
Perhaps one of the most disturbing films in the Prelinger collection. Do you really want to see your meat being prepared?
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 29 reviews )
Topics: Food industry: Meat production, Minnesota (History and culture), Animals: Pigs
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by Coronet Instructional Films
movies
eye 51,229
favorite 66
comment 13
Attempts to provoke teens into discussion on the complex issue of going steady. Provides little support for the practice.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 13 reviews )
Topics: Social guidance, Teenagers, Social guidance: Dating
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by U.S. Office of War Information
movies
eye 51,159
favorite 50
comment 2
Portrayal of the steps that led up to Pearl Harbor and total mobilization of World War II.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topic: World War II: General
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by Wilding Picture Productions, Inc.
movies
eye 50,229
favorite 7
comment 5
Plymouth Division, Chrystler Corporation presents Sailing Along, produced by Wilding Picture Productions, Inc.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: Motion Pictures: Sponsored, Automobiles: Advertising, Automobiles: Engineering
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movies
eye 50,219
favorite 32
comment 8
Views of destruction taken from a vehicle moving east down Market Street.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Topics: Earthquakes: San Francisco, 1906, San Francisco: Disasters
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies
eye 49,211
favorite 115
comment 12
Early technology to enable the channel-surfer.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 12 reviews )
Topic: Media: Television